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Climate Change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.

 

Articles About Climate Change

A helicopter dumps water on a bushfire burning in the Grampians bushland in the southeastern Australian state of Victoria
Australia Braces For 'Catastrophic Conditions' As Bushfire Season Begins

By IBTimes AU

The Climate Council has warned Australia to expect drier than normal conditions as bushfire season starts in NSW. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2M To Fight Illegal Fishing And Support Oceans

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The United Nations' Messenger of Peace supports Oceans 5 to conserve marine natural wealth. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CALIFORNIA, UNITED NATIONS

A WHO Health Worker Teaches Trainee Health Workers How To Put On A Protective Suit In Freetown
Ebola Cured By Reading The Bible; Hurricane Katrina, God’s Punishment – World Disasters Report 2014 Looks At The Risk OF Cultural Beliefs

By IBTimes AU

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross Crescent Societies released its World Disasters Report 2014 on October 16 (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, DISASTERS, TSUNAMI

Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming in this file photo taken March 14, 2014. The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to fe
BHP Billiton Open $3.4B Caval Ridge Coal Mine In Bowen Basin

By IBTimes AU

Despite the low price of coal in the international market, mining giant BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) pushed through on Monday with the opening of its $3.4-billion Caval Ridge coal mine in Bowen Basin, Queensland. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, AUSTRALIA, G20, TONY ABBOTT

An Air New Zealand Plane Flies Over Houses In Mount Victoria
Climate Change Causes Long Droughts in New Zealand; Economy Loses $1.3 Billion

By IBTimes AU

The prolonged drought in New Zealand in 2013 was caused by the effects of man-made climate change. New Zealand scientists used climate models to simulate weather events without the influence of climate change. (Oct 07)

Smoke rises from chimneys and facilities of steel plants on a hazy day in Benxi, Liaoning province November 3, 2013. A chronic shortage of natural gas is hurting China's plan to move away from burning coal to heat homes and offices, raising the prosp
Canada Launches World’s First Carbon Capture Coal-Fired Plant in Saskatchewan

By IBTimes AU

The world's first carbon capture coal-fired plant has been launched, not in the U.S., but in Canada. (Oct 03)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AGING

Putin Walks Past Obama At The G20 In St. Petersburg
Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Says Setting Economic Growth Target In G20 'Not Enough'

By IBTimes AU

Ex-prime minister Julia Gillard said if given the chance, she would not only focus on setting economic targets in the G20 meeting in Brisbane but tackle structural reforms to boost growth. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, UKRAINE, G20, JULIA GILLARD

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Australia's Julie Bishop Lauds Emissions Targets As Comparable With Other Countries

By IBTimes AU

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has commended the emissions target of Australia as at par with other countries. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, INDIA

A South Australian policeman offers a drink of water to a koala at the side of the road
Australia's Rising Temperatures Have 'Definite' Links To Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

Climate scientists all around the world were united in saying that Australia's heat waves are linked to global warming caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a news conference
Australia Called 'Worst Polluter' In The World: Lack of Climate Action Criticised

By IBTimes AU

Australia was the Saudi Arabia of the South Pacific and the worst polluters among major developed nations in an article written by a U.S.-based technology magazine Future Tense. Australia's policies on environment were criticise and blamed global warming for the country's extreme weather. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, DISASTERS, NEW YORK, G20, TONY ABBOTT